June 9, 2021
Daniel joined Wamarra as a sparky with 20 years of experience in the construction industry. “I chose Wamarra to be there for the boys and to help them grab onto the opportunities I got from the construction industry.” Says Daniel.
Daniel’s a natural leader, stepping in to help the team wherever he’s needed. He’s passionate about his work but more importantly, his biggest driver is to see his team succeed to the best of their abilities.
In addition to leading the team, Daniel has been heavily involved in cultural heritage work since 2007. Balancing both roles, he completed qualifications in government investigations and Australian Cultural Heritage Management, which led to his appointment by the minister of Aboriginal Affairs as one of the 2 appointed officers at Wurundjeri Woi Wurung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation in 2019. This important corporation is a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) and has regulatory responsibilities for the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage on Wurundjeri County.
Wamarra was engaged to deliver the hoarding and fencing works as part of the North East Link Early Works. Projects like the North East Link, where Daniel is currently based is classified as a high impact activity and located in an area of cultural heritage sensitivity. Daniel’s role varies from enforcing Cultural Heritage Management Plan conditions within his RAP area and at times across the state, sale offences, to providing advice on applications for Cultural Heritage Permits, Cultural Heritage Agreements and Protection Declarations. Members like Daniel play a vital role in the enforcement and compliance of the Aboriginal Heritage ACT, to help preserve the legacy of physical artefacts and Aboriginal places on sites like these for future generations both indigenous and non-indigenous.
“My elders believed I had the capabilities and integrity to be successful as an Aboriginal Heritage Officer. I was drawn to Wamarra and excited about the way the business is supporting and helping indigenous people grow and be empowered. I now have the opportunity to share my experience and help the other fellas grow, and achieve their dreams.” says Daniel.